Sacramento - Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Releases Statement on Rancho Tehama Reserve Shooting:
“I extend condolences to our fellow Californians in Rancho Tehama Reserve still reeling from this recent violence. Wanton attacks on our children and school personnel are heartbreaking. I am grateful to know that school officials prevented what could have been an even worse occurrence by quickly responding and protecting students. First responders, law enforcement and medical professionals rounded out the immediate support in this traumatic case of a mentally disturbed individual who should not have been able to access weapons inflicting terror on innocents.
As the healing process begins, I want the residents of Rancho Tehama to know that their neighbors in Southwest and West Los Angeles stand with them. For those who need counseling services or just a good listening ear call DiDi Hirsch Mental Services at 310.390.6612 or visit their website here.
For those who suspect there are others in California who should not have access to weapons by virtue of mental illness please be sure to call your local law enforcement agency. If you’re not sure what qualifies a person from being prohibited from owning a firearm, please visit the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearm’s website here."